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Amazona dufresniana (Blue-cheeked Amazon)

Wikipedia Abstract

The blue-cheeked amazon (Amazona dufresniana), also known as blue-cheeked parrot or Dufresne's amazon, is a parrot found in northeast South America in eastern Venezuela, the Guianas and possibly far northern Brazil. It lives in forest and savanna woodlands up to 1,700 m (5,600 ft).
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.73539
EDGE Score: 2.011


Adult Weight [1]  1.37 lbs (623 g)
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  60 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [3]  3


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Guianan Freshwater swamp forests Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan moist forests Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ralleigh Falls - Voltzberg Nature Reserve 191114 Suriname  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bakhuys mountains Suriname A1, A3
Nouragues French Guiana A1, A3
Parc Amazonien de Guyane et Saül French Guiana A1, A3
Parque Nacional Canaima Venezuela A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Parima-Tapirapecó Venezuela A1, A2, A3
Trinité French Guiana A1, A3

Prey / Diet

Hura crepitans (sandbox tree)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ara macao (Scarlet Macaw)1
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
HeverJardin d'Oiseaux Tropicauxdufresniana
Linton Zoological Gardensdufresniana
Montecasino Bird Gardensdufresniana
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuarydufresniana
Silver Springs Park
Zoo Zürich
Zoobotanico de Jerez

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Haverschmidt, F. and GF Mees. 1994. Birds of Suriname. Vaco, Paramaribo, Surinam
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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